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JetBlue adds more routes and flights from Boston Logan

JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-231 WL N969JT (msn 7353) (Prism) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945820.

JetBlue Airways has announced the next phase of growth at Logan International Airport (BOS) as it advances toward its goal of 200 daily departures in the coming years.

Beginning this summer, JetBlue will add more flights on twelve popular routes while also expanding or adjusting schedules to offer hourly service to Washington, D.C. and the New York metro area. The move, which will benefit both leisure and business customers, is the latest in a series of growth announcements in Boston where JetBlue flies to more nonstop destinations, operates more flights and serves more travelers than any other airline.

 

More Flights to Top Destinations

JetBlue will phase in more flights over the summer and fall on twelve existing Logan routes stretching across the eastern half of the United States to/from:

With JetBlue’s low fares and award winning service on even more daily flights between Boston and these key markets, the airline advances its leadership position in New England and makes JetBlue’s Boston focus city even more accessible to travelers across the eastern half of the U.S.

Streamlined Schedules to Key Northeast Markets

JetBlue is also introducing enhanced schedules between Boston and two top northeast corridor business markets: Washington and New York City.

JetBlue is adding up to four additional daily flights between Logan and D.C.’s Reagan National Airport and will adjust its schedule to offer near-hourly weekday service – from 6 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. – between New England and the nation’s capital. The new service – with Boston flights departing at the top of the hour – is aimed at meeting the growing demand for travel between the two cities while also offering a customer-friendly, straight-forward departure schedule. Flights will be phased in beginning this summer with new flights on sale starting this weekend.

Similarly, JetBlue will also introduce near-hourly weekday service between Boston and the New York metro area with service between approximately 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Logan flights will depart at the bottom of the hour for one of the three major New York area airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). As New York’s Hometown Airline®, JetBlue’s unique service pattern is designed to meet the needs of travelers flying between Boston and anywhere across the New York metro area, whether it be Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island or northern New Jersey. The flight schedule between New York and Boston will be phased in beginning this summer with new flights on sale starting this weekend.

Boston by the Numbers and Beyond

JetBlue first started service in Boston in January 2004, with 30 crewmembers, just one gate and 4,500 flights in the first year. But with the ‘JetBlue effect’ in action, the innovative airline shook up New England with its low-fare approach, driving down prices and introducing new nonstop destinations for Logan travelers.

Today, JetBlue – with award-winning service featuring the most legroom in coach (a); free Fly-Fi, the fastest broadband internet in the sky (b); complimentary and unlimited name-brand snacks and soft drinks; free, live DIRECTV® programming and 100+ channels of SiriusXM® radio at every seat – carries more customers than any other airline in Boston, operates nearly 55,000 annual departures at Logan and offers nonstop service to more than 70 destinations throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Boston is also home to some 3,400 crewmembers.

Beyond the numbers, JetBlue has also helped bring new gates to Logan’s Terminal C, added the airline’s award-winning Mint premium service with lie-flat seating on a variety of routes, and introduced an array of unique destinations not served by any other airline – including recently launched flights to Havana, Cuba; Steamboat Springs, Colo.; and Palm Springs, Calif.

Later this year, JetBlue will take delivery of new, fuel-efficient A321neo aircraft, bringing another wave of cabin and comfort improvements along with additional range capabilities. Then, starting in 2020, JetBlue will also steadily replace its Embraer E190 fleet with the larger and more fuel-efficient Airbus A220, providing more seats in the market at a lower operating cost, and an improved onboard experience.

JetBlue has also built a rich portfolio of agreements with other international airlines at Logan that help connect customers to global destinations. Travelers can connect to cities around the world on JetBlue partners such as Emirates, El Al, Aer Lingus, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.

JetBlue’s commitment to Boston extends well beyond its presence at Logan. JetBlue is a proud sponsor of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Marathon, TD Garden and the New England Patriots. The local JetBlue team has also contributed thousands of hours to support numerous community organizations in the greater Boston area.

Top Copyright Photo: JetBlue Airways Airbus A321-231 WL N969JT (msn 7353) (Prism) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945820.

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American Airlines adds flights for college football’s championship game

American Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N934AA (msn 7500) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945009.

American Airlines is announcing new service to Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in California for the college football championship game. Nonstop flights from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in South Carolina and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Alabama to SJC are available for purchase now.

American already operates up to 16 flights per day to SJC from four of its hubs: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW); O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago; Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Phoenix, Arizona; and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

In total, college football fans will have 16 American flights to SJC to choose from January 5, 2019 and even more options for the trip home January 8, 2019 with 17 American flights scheduled from SJC.

Schedule of added direct service

Date Departure airport Arrival airport Departure time Arrival time Aircraft type
Jan. 5 GSP SJC 12:15 p.m. 2:58 p.m. Airbus A321
Jan. 5 BHM SJC 10:10 a.m. 1:15 p.m. Airbus A321
Jan. 8 SJC GSP 10:45 a.m. 6:33 p.m. Boeing 737
Jan. 8 SJC GSP 1:45 p.m. 9:24 p.m. Boeing 737
Jan. 8 SJC BHM 10 a.m. 4:35 p.m. Boeing 737
Jan. 8 SJC BHM 2:15 p.m. 8:50 p.m. Boeing 737

American has more service than any other airline from GSP and BHM today, and with this announcement in support of the championship game, increases daily service to up to 20 flights per day from GSP and up to 21 flights per day from BHM.

Top Copyright Photo: American Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N934AA (msn 7500) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 945009.

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Spirit Airlines grows its network into Indianapolis

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N669NK  (msn 7296) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943096.

Spirit Airlines is coming to Indianapolis. Beginning on March 14, 2019, Spirit will begin nonstop daily service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Orlando International Airport (MCO) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas.   Just about two months later, on May 2, 2019 Spirit will add nonstop seasonal flights between Indianapolis and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) three times weekly.

 

Indianapolis, IN (IND) Starts: Frequency:
Orlando, FL (MCO) March 14, 2019 Daily, year-round
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) March 14, 2019 Daily, year-round
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR) May 2, 2019 3x weekly, seasonal

This latest expansion announcement comes just weeks after Spirit announced it would be launching service in Austin, Texas (below), Cali, Colombia, and expanding its Caribbean service throughout its network.  The airline is also in the process of installing state-of-the-art high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi to its entire fleet.

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N669NK (msn 7296) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 943096.

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American Airlines introduces premium Airbus A321T aircraft to transcontinental service between Los Angeles and Boston

American Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N909AM (msn 7756) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944596.

American Airlines will introduce its unmatched premium travel experience twice daily on a three-class Airbus A321T between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) beginning April 2, 2019. American already offers more flights between LAX and BOS than any other airline, and with today’s announcement, becomes the only airline to offer both first and business class on this route.

Customers traveling from coast to coast on the A321T in Flagship First and Flagship Business will experience fully lie-flat seats and a chef-curated menu, as well as premium wines and amenity kits. Those traveling in Main Cabin can stay connected with power at every seat, high-speed Wi-Fi and seatback entertainment. And, as part of American’s new collaboration with Zoës Kitchen, Main Cabin customers can purchase new light and healthy menu options.

The A321T has become the standard for comfort when traveling between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and LAX, as well as between JFK and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Flagship First and Flagship Business customers have access to meals designed by chef-partner Sam Choy as well as a lumbar support pillow, duvet, mattress pad and other bedding from sleep experts Casper. The aircraft also offers 36 Main Cabin Extra seats, which include extra leg room and complimentary beer, wine and spirits. All customers enjoy free movies and TV shows with seatback entertainment. High-speed satellite Wi-Fi is available for purchase with bandwidth sufficient to support access to personal subscription video streaming services like Netflix* and Hulu*.

Customers at BOS traveling in Flagship First or Flagship Business will have access to the newly renovated Admirals Club, which re-opens in early 2019 after an ongoing colocation project is completed. This will move all American flights to the same terminal with one ticket counter and one baggage claim, and with all gates in the same area, for a seamless customer experience in Terminal B.

At LAX, customers flying in Flagship First have exclusive access to the most premium experience, including Flagship First Check-In — a private, dedicated VIP check-in facility — the Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining in Terminal 4. Flagship First Dining offers customers an elevated sit-down meal with regionally inspired dishes and locally sourced ingredients including the Flagship Burger, which was called the “best airport burger” by Travel + Leisure. Flagship Business customers enjoy the best amenities and services in the Flagship Lounge at LAX with a range of options, including a robust food offering and a chef action station with fresh, made-to-order dishes, along with the ability to pair meals with premium wine, champagne and spirits or a refreshing drink from the build-your-own-cocktail station.

Flights will be available for sale on Monday, Dec. 3.

A321T flight schedule (subject to change):

LAX–BOS
AA156 Departs LAX at 7:45 a.m.
AA156 Arrives BOS at 4:16 p.m.
AA2455 Departs LAX at 9:55 p.m.
AA2455 Arrives BOS at 6:22 a.m.
BOS–LAX
AA211 Departs BOS at 7:24 a.m.
AA211 Arrives LAX at 11:10 a.m.
AA2542 Departs BOS at 5:45 p.m.
AA2542 Arrives LAX at 9:28 p.m.

 

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Top Copyright Photo (all others by American): American Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N909AM (msn 7756) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 944596.

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Wizz Air expands its Bucharest base

Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTA (msn 8216) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943340.

Wizz Air has announced the expansion of its Bucharest base by allocating a new Airbus A321 aircraft to its Bucharest fleet, and the launch of two new routes to Memmingen in Germany and Castellón in Spain as well as raising frequency on six of its existing routes.

The new Airbus A321 aircraft will join Wizz Air’s Bucharest fleet in March 2019.

The new aircraft will allow for frequency updates on six of Wizz Air’s current routes from Bucharest, including Dortmund, London, Doncaster-Sheffield, Bologna, Treviso and Eindhoven.

Wizz Air’s first Bucharest flight took off in 2012 and since then, the airline has become the leading carrier in Romania.

WIZZ now offers 141 routes from Romania from its 10 airports with 30 countries.

Top Copyright Photo: Wizz Air (wizzair.com) (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LTA (msn 8216) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943340.

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Wizz Air to expand operations at Budapest and to open a new base at Krakow

Wizz Air  (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXV (msn 7826) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 944506.

Wizz Air has announced a further expansion of capacity in its Budapest network with one new aircraft, 2 new routes from Budapest to London Gatwick and Oslo, and frequency increases on 3 popular services. Next year Wizz is adding a total of 17 additional weekly flights to its Budapest schedule growing its seat capacity from the Hungarian capital to over 6 million for 2019, an increase of 8% year-on-year.

The new Airbus A321 will be joining Wizz Air’s Budapest fleet in March 2019. With the new A321 aircraft in Budapest and the one that has already announced in Debrecen, which is arriving in December 2018, Wizz Air’s Hungarian fleet will grow to 16 aircraft, with 14 based in Budapest and 2 at Debrecen Airport.

Starting in March 2019, the newest Wizz Air route will connect Budapest to London Gatwick, the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom, after London Heathrow with a daily service. In April 2019, Wizz Air launches another new route to Oslo. Frequencies on Budapest services to Frankfurt, Tel-Aviv and St. Petersburg will increase by up to 6 additional flights a week.

Being the hometown airline of Hungary, Wizz Air currently operates flights from two Hungarian bases in Budapest and Debrecen with a total of 14 aircraft in the country. In 2018, the airline will carry over 5 million passengers to and from Hungary, which is more than any airline has ever carried on its Hungarian routes, and represents a 20% growth year over year. Based on the latest figures the airline’s operations support over 3,800 indirect local jobs** in 2018.

Wizz now offers 83 routes from Hungary connecting Budapest and Debrecen with 31 countries.  

WIZZ AIR’S NEWEST ROUTES FROM BUDAPEST

Destination Days Starts Fares from***
London Gatwick, UK Daily service 31 March 2019 HUF 9,190
Oslo, Norway Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays 5 April 2019 HUF 9,190

 

WIZZ AIR’S FREQUENCY INCREASES ON BUDAPEST ROUTES

Destination Weekly Flights From Month
Frankfurt 10 from 7 March 2018
Tel-Aviv 12 from 10 March 2018
St Petersburg 5 from 4 March 2018

In other news, Wizz Air has also announced its 26 base in Krakow. The airline will base 2 Airbus A321 aircraft at Krakow airport in May and September 2019. Along with the establishment of the new base, Wizz Air announced twelve new services to nine countries from Krakow starting from April 2019.

Krakow will become Wizz Air’s 26 base and its newest base in Poland next to Warsaw, Katowice, Gdansk and Wroclaw. As part of WIZZ’s expansion, the airline will continue to increase its operations in Poland to provide Polish customers with ever more travel opportunities. The 2 new Airbus A321 aircraft will support the operations of twelve new routes, long-awaited by Krakow travellers services to London, Kyiv, Bari, Catania, Larnaca, Nice, Turku, Billund, Doncaster, Kharkiv, Oslo and Kutaisi.


WIZZ AIR’S NEW ROUTES FROM KRAKOW

Destination Days Starts Fares from
LONDON LUTON, UK Twice daily April 4, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99
KYIV-ZHULYANY, UKRAINE Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday April 4, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/UAH 609
NICE, FRANCE Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
TURKU, FINLAND Wednesday, Sunday May 1, 2019 PLN 39/EUR 9.99
DONCASTER, UK Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GBP 17.99
BARI, ITALY Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday May 2, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
BILLUND, DENMARK Monday, Friday May 3, 2019 PLN 39 /EUR 9.99/DKK 79
CATANIA, ITALY Monday, Friday

(as of 16 September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

May 3, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
LARNACA, CYPRUS Monday, Friday September 16, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99
KHARKIV, UKRAINE Monday, Friday September 16, 2019 PLN 59/EUR 14.99/UAH 459
OSLO, NORWAY Daily September 16, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/NOK 209
KUTAISI, GEORGIA Wednesday, Sunday September 18, 2019 PLN 89/EUR 19.99/GEL 56.99

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Wizz Air (Hungary) Airbus A321-231 WL HA-LXV (msn 7826) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 944506.

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Spirit Airlines is coming to Austin, Texas, more flights to San Juan

Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK  (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

Spirit Airlines is starting service to Austin, Texas.

Beginning on February 14, 2019, Spirit will launch nonstop service from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) to nine cities across the United States.  Spirit will offer nonstop service between the ATX and Baltimore/Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Orlando.  Just a few months later, on May 2, Spirit will add nonstop service between Austin and Los Angeles. Austin will mark Spirit’s 70th destination in its growing network, and the new service will generate approximately 50 new jobs.

Austin (AUS) to/from: Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore, MD/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Chicago, IL (ORD) February 14, 2019 Daily
Denver, CO (DEN) February 14, 2019 Daily
Detroit, MI (DTW) February 14, 2019 Daily
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) February 14, 2019 Daily
Las Vegas, NV (LAS) February 14, 2019 Daily
Orlando, FL (MCO) February 14, 2019 Daily
New Orleans, LA (MSY) February 14, 2019 Daily
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) May 2, 2019 Daily

Austin will join Houston and Dallas as the third destination for Spirit in the Lone Star State.  It comes just weeks after the airline announced it would be starting service in Jacksonville, Florida and Cali, Colombia, along with expanding significantly in Orlando, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Above Photo: New Orleans Airport.

In other news, the airline will add new routes to historic San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Beginning February 14, 2019, Spirit will begin daily nonstop service to Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) from Tampa International Airport(TPA) and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI).

San Juan, PR to/from Starts: Frequency:
Baltimore/Washington, DC (BWI) February 14, 2019 Daily
Tampa, Fla. (TPA) February 14, 2019 Daily
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL) Existing service Daily
Orlando, Fla. (MCO) Existing service Daily
Aguadilla, PR to/from
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (FLL) Existing service Daily
Orlando, Fla. (MCO) Existing service Daily

The new route between Tampa and San Juan will join the resumption of nonstop seasonal flights starting in November between Tampa and Akron-Canton, Boston, Cleveland, Hartford, Latrobe, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh.

Top Copyright Photo: Spirit Airlines Airbus A321-231 WL N670NK (msn 7106) BWI (Ron Monroe). Image: 943770.

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